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President Buhari pays condolence visit to Shonekan’s family in Lagos
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President Buhari pays condolence visit to Shonekan’s family in Lagos

President Buhari on Thursday, January 13, paid a condolence visit to the family of the Head of the Interim National Government during the annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election, late Chief Ernest Shonekan who died in Lagos on Tuesday at the age of 85. President Buhari was accompanied to the Lugard Avenue, Ikoyi residence of the late Shonekan by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his Ogun and Yobe State counterparts, Prince Dapo Abiodun and Mai Mala Buni. President Buhari and his entourage, who arrived at Shonekan's house around 4:40pm were received by members of the late Shonekan family.   President Buhari, who was on a one-day presidential visit to Ogun State to commission some projects by Governor Dapo Abiodun administration, stopped in Lagos on h...
President Buhari signs N17.13 trillion 2022 Budget and Finance bill into law
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President Buhari signs N17.13 trillion 2022 Budget and Finance bill into law

President Buhari has signed a record N17.13 trillion 2022 appropriation bill into law. He signed the bill at the statehouse this morning December 31.   The president also signed the 2021 finance bill into law.   President at the signing ceremony was the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, budget, and national planning.   This is coming less than a week after the house of representatives and senate passed the appropriation bill. The two chambers increased the budget spending by N735.8 billion from the proposed N16.391tn to N17.126 trillion. They also raised the oil benchmark from $57 per barrel proposed by the executive to $62.   The National Assembly ...
Some people will blame Buhari if they can’t get pregnant – Rotimi Amaechi
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Some people will blame Buhari if they can’t get pregnant – Rotimi Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has called on Nigerians to stop blaming President Buhari for all the problems in Nigeria. According to him, it has gotten so bad that some Nigerians would even blame President for not getting pregnant. Amaechi, who is a former Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, said this when he appeared on Channels TV. “The point is we all blame the government. Like the President would say, if tomorrow you are unable to get pregnant, you will blame Buhari,” he said When asked if the All Progressives Congress did not know about the challenges when it promised Nigerians ''change'', Amaechi said they didn’t know the magnitude of the rot in the system while campaigning. On why the Buhari-led government has failed to ...
Explosions rock Maiduguri ahead of President Buhari’s visit
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Explosions rock Maiduguri ahead of President Buhari’s visit

No fewer than at least four persons have died after three explosions rocked Maiduguri the Borno State Capital on Thursday morning, December 23. The blasts happened a few hours before President Buhari is scheduled to visit the state. The explosions occurred in three different locations – Bulumkutu, Ajilari Cross and Ayaje. There were casualties recorded in Ayaje and Bulumkutu, however, no information has been obtained from Ajilari. The President is scheduled to commission an edifice donated by Mohammed Indimi to the University of Maiduguri. He is also expected to commission some projects executed by the Borno State Government.
Buhari expresses grief over Nasarawa killings
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Buhari expresses grief over Nasarawa killings

President Buhari has expressed grief over the heart-wrenching murder of 45 farmers and scores injured following renewed hostilities in Lafia, Obi and Awe Local Government Areas of Nasarawa State. In a statement released by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari said the sympathies of the entire nation were with the affected families. "I assure the people with all seriousness and sensitivity that this administration is doing its best to safeguard the security of people and will leave no stone unturned in fishing out the perpetrators of this senseless and barbaric incident, and bring them to justice" he said. He also expressed condolences to the government and people of the State, and expressed satisfaction with the immediate response of the State ...
Buhari expresses grief over Nasarawa killings
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Buhari expresses grief over Nasarawa killings

President Buhari has expressed grief over the heart-wrenching murder of 45 farmers and scores injured following renewed hostilities in Lafia, Obi and Awe Local Government Areas of Nasarawa State.   In a statement released by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari said the sympathies of the entire nation were with the affected families.   "I assure the people with all seriousness and sensitivity that this administration is doing its best to safeguard the security of people and will leave no stone unturned in fishing out the perpetrators of this senseless and barbaric incident, and bring them to justice" he said.   He also expressed condolences to the government and people of the State, and expressed satisfaction with the ...
President Buhari Celebrates his 79th Birthday in Turkey
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President Buhari Celebrates his 79th Birthday in Turkey

President Buhari celebrated his 79th birthday in Istanbul, Turkey today December 17. Photos shared by a presidential aide, Buhari Sallau, showed the moment the President cut his birthday cake with the national colors, green-white-green. See more photos below
Reno Omokri Shades President as he Marks his 79th Birthday
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Reno Omokri Shades President as he Marks his 79th Birthday

Reno Omokri has taken to his social media handles to write about President Buhari who turns 79 today December 17. In his post, Reno wrote ''I mark General Buhari’s alleged 79th birthday, by wishing him as much happiness as he has given Nigerians, and as much prosperity as he has given our countrymen and women, and as much personal security as he has given citizens of our dear country. May he be as fulfilled as the fulfilment of the campaign promises he made. May he be as valued as the Naira is valued. And finally, May he be as respected as he has made Nigeria’s passport and image internationally respected. In Christ’s Name.
VP Yemi Osinbajo Celebrates President Buhari as he turns 79
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VP Yemi Osinbajo Celebrates President Buhari as he turns 79

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has sent birthday wishes to President Buhari who turns 79 today December 17. Posting the photo above, Osinbajo wrote; ''Happy Birthday Mr. President. As your days, so shall strength, wisdom and favour be from the Almighty God in Jesus' mighty name. Amen.''
Expecting more from President Buhari is like Beating Dead Horse – Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo says
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Expecting more from President Buhari is like Beating Dead Horse – Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo says

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that President Buhari has done the best he could do and expecting him to do anything more is like beating a dead horse. According to Daily Trust, Obasanjo said this at a retreat on inclusive security organized by the Global Peace Foundation and Vision Africa in Abuja on Monday, December 14. “The truth is this, President Buhari has done his best. That is what he can do. If we are expecting anything more than what he has done or what he is doing, that means we’re whipping a dead horse and there is no need. Then, where do we go from here? We cannot fold our hands. I believe that is part of what we’re doing here and what we continue to be doing. How do we prepare for post-Buhari? Buhari has done his best. My prayer is that God will spare h...
Declaring Bandits Terrorists is Waste of time. They are Faceless — Buba Galadima
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Declaring Bandits Terrorists is Waste of time. They are Faceless — Buba Galadima

A former ally of President Buhari, Buba Galadima, has dismissed the branding of bandits as terrorists by the Federal Government, saying it is a waste of time. Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal high court in Abuja last week declared the activities of Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’adda bandit groups as acts of terrorism Reacting to this development, Galadima in an interview with Vanguard, said; ''In all honesty, don’t you think it is a waste of time? There are implications for this declaration. Those who declared these bandits as illegal or outlaws suggest that they know who the bandits are and have not done anything about them. For me, it’s a waste of time and a show of ignorance on the part of those who did that because I don’t know who answers bandits, whether they have address or lo...
President Buhari approves N656.11bn fresh bailout for 36 states
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President Buhari approves N656.11bn fresh bailout for 36 states

President Buhari has approved a fresh N656.112 billion Bridge Financing Facility to the 36 States. This was disclosed at the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday, November 18. A statement released by Laolu Akande, spokesperson of the Vice  President, said each state would receive N18.225 billion with a 30-year tenor, and a 2-year moratorium at an interest rate of 9%. According to the presidency, this step was taken in a bid to help state governments meet financial obligations, especially the previous budget support facility due for repayment. The Honourable Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning, Dr Zainab Ahmed, informed the Council that the Bridge Facility is now being processed by the Central Bank of Nig...
Take advantage of investment opportunities in Nigeria – President Buhari tells French companies
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Take advantage of investment opportunities in Nigeria – President Buhari tells French companies

President Buhari has called on French companies to come and take advantage of investment opportunities in the country. The President made the calls while speaking at the Nigeria International Partnership Forum in Paris. The president asked businesses to take advantage of the opportunities available in Nigeria, adding that the country is investing in infrastructure, climate change and tackling insecurity to ensure that businesses have a smooth environment to thrive. “Let me finally stress that Nigeria is open for partnership and cooperation. I invite the French business community to take advantage of the vast investment opportunities in Africa’s largest economy. I can assure you that our administration is on the right path to achieving multi-sectoral progress. We have revitalised...
Someone said that I believe in Nigeria because I am “chopping” – President Buhari’s official photographer, Bayo Omoboriowo
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Someone said that I believe in Nigeria because I am “chopping” – President Buhari’s official photographer, Bayo Omoboriowo

Bayo Omoboriowo, the official photographer to President Buhari, said that he has always believed in Nigeria even when he had nothing. The photojournalist stated this on Wednesday after someone said that he (Bayo) believes in Nigeria because he is benefiting from the current administration. "MAKE I YARN: Funny guy said I believe in NIGERIA because I am chopping, do you even know my story? this is me in 2011 on the street of Lagos telling the Nigerian story and believing in NIGERIA even when I had no kobo and didn’t know where the next meal would be coming from!," he wrote. "I believed in NIGERIA yesterday, I believe in NIGERIA today, I would still believe in NIGERIA tomorrow "LOVE AND PEACE ALWAYS! "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do...
I will leave office on May 29, 2023 – President Buhari, warns tenure extension campaigners
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I will leave office on May 29, 2023 – President Buhari, warns tenure extension campaigners

President Buhari has said he will be leaving office come May 29, 2023, and has warned people campaigner for elongation of his tenure to desist forthwith. President Buhari said this at a meeting in Makkah with a select group of Nigerians resident in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he just ended a visit. “I swore by the Holy Qur’an that I will serve in accordance with the constitution and leave when my time is up. No “Tazarce’’ (tenure extension). I don’t want anybody to start talking about and campaigning for unconstitutional extension. I will not accept that.” President Buhari also tacitly expressed support to increase the role of technology in the nation’s elections, arguing that the introduction of the card reader and electronic register was God’s answer to his prayers, having...
Igbos won’t secede from Nigeria because of Buhari – Ezeife
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Igbos won’t secede from Nigeria because of Buhari – Ezeife

Former governor of Anambra state, Chukwuemeka Ezeife has said that Igbos won't secede from Nigeria because of President Buhari. In an interview with ThisDay, the former Governor stated that Igbos have to be careful and "not kill themselves because someone wants to kill them". Ezeife said; “We must be careful with ourselves, we Igbo people. “If somebody is targeting to kill us, should we go and kill ourselves? Let us tell our people the truth, we are not leaving Nigeria tomorrow and those who know don’t even want to leave. “Are we leaving because of one man, Buhari? Before Buhari, were we being pushed out of Nigeria? I said Buhari has been pushing us out of Nigeria. Should we obey him?” Expressing hope of the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state being peaceful,...
I can never regret campaigning for Buhari- Jide Kosoko
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I can never regret campaigning for Buhari- Jide Kosoko

Veteran actor, Jide Kosoko, has said he has no regret campaigning for President Buhari in 2015. In an interview with Premiumtimes, Kosoko stated that he is disappointed in some of the actions of President Buhari but can't say the President is totally bad. ''So many things are responsible for the situation we find ourselves. I can’t speak for the government but I can’t say Buhari (government) is totally bad. I’ve never said so, and I may not say so, but I am disappointed in some of his actions. I hate a situation where the APC government will keep reminding us of how bad things have been since PDP assumed power. We are all aware of that, before you decided to come on board, deciding to assume power means you have a solution to the problems so that is my own concern. Buhari knows th...
President Buhari honors Rivers state man, Joe Blackson, who died after rescuing 13 people from a river and drowned while attempting to rescue the last person
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President Buhari honors Rivers state man, Joe Blackson, who died after rescuing 13 people from a river and drowned while attempting to rescue the last person

President Buhari has presented a posthumous award to a Nigerian man, Joe Blankson, who died on July 28, 2018, after rescuing thirteen persons and was about to rescue the 14th person when he drowned in Rivers state. Joe was widely celebrated after the tragic incident for his heroic gesture. On Thursday, September 30, President Buhari presented a posthumous award to his wife and two children. Posting photos from the award ceremony on social media, President Buhari wrote; ''On Thursday night at the State House, we honored the memory of Joseph Blankson, a true Nigerian hero, who lost his life while saving others following a boat accident on the Abonnema-Bakana waterway in Rivers State, on July 28, 2018. Blankson successfully rescued 13 persons, and tragically drowned w...
VIPs, National Assembly member funding Sunday Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu – President Buhari
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VIPs, National Assembly member funding Sunday Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu – President Buhari

President Buhari has said ongoing investigations have revealed a serving member of the National Assembly and some high profile Nigerians are the financiers of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu; and the Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho. The President disclosed this during his nationwide broadcast to Nigerians to mark the nation’s 61st independence on Friday. In his words “Nigeria is for all of us. Its unity is not negotiable. And its ultimate success can only be achieved if we all come together with a common goal of having peace and prosperity for our nation. We shall continue to work on dialogue-based solutions to address legitimate grievances. But we remain ready to take decisive actions against secessio...
President Buhari reacts to gruesome murder of Dr Chike Akunyili
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President Buhari reacts to gruesome murder of Dr Chike Akunyili

President Buhari has expressed sadness over the gruesome killing of Dr. Chike Akunyili, the husband of the late former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof Dora Akunyili. In a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, President Buhari said he shares the pain of the offspring of Prof and Dr Akunyili, their families and friends whose lives will never remain the same after the inhuman and reprehensible act that happened in Onitsha, Anambra State. President Buhari said he has fond memories of working with the late Dora Akunyili at the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) and that Nigerians will never forget the memory of the amazon, who distinguished herself as a courageous, dependable, and pat...
FG not interested in naming and shaming sponsors of terrorism- Femi Adesina
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FG not interested in naming and shaming sponsors of terrorism- Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said that the federal government is not interested in naming and shaming sponsors of terrorism. According to him, the government is more interested in ensuring that those found guilty will be brought to book. Adesina disclosed this during a recent interview with Channels TV. He was asked if the president will address the recent move by the United Arab Emirates to place six Nigerians on terror list. The Nigerians are six of 38 individuals whom the UAE suspects to be financiers of terrorism. While responding, Adesina said the government will not name and shame such people. “Naming and shaming will not be the motive. Naming and shaming won’t be the motive. Rather, bringing malefactors to justice would ...
Borrowing to accumulate debt for next generations is criminal – Obasanjo
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Borrowing to accumulate debt for next generations is criminal – Obasanjo

Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has reacted to the incessant borrowing by the Federal government. Recall that only days ago, President Buhari requested the approval of the National Assembly to borrow $4,054,476,863 and €710 million. Obasanjo, while speaking to Channels Television in South Africa, said it is criminal to accumulate debt for the next generation to pay. He said that if the existing debt remains unserviced or unpaid by the current administration, it might become a huge problem for successive governments. Obasanjo added that borrowing is not a problem, however, he said it would be better if the borrowed funds were used for development and there is a plan or capacity to pay back. He said: If you want to build a commercial house and you go and borr...
President Buhari departs Abuja for New York
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President Buhari departs Abuja for New York

President Buhari this morning September 19, departed Abuja for New York where he will be attending the 76th UN General Assembly. The session opened on Tuesday, September 14. The theme for this year’s UNGA is, “Building Resilience Through Hope – To Recover from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, Respond to the Needs of the Planet, Respect the Rights of People and Revitalize the United Nations.” President Buhari will address the Assembly during the General Debates on Friday, September 24 where he will speak on the theme of the conference and other global issues. In the course of the Assembly, the President and members of the delegation will partake in other significant meetings such as; The High Level Meeting to Commemorate The Twentieth Anniversary of the Adoption of the Durban Dec...
We will keep borrowing. It is for the good of the country – APC tells PDP
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We will keep borrowing. It is for the good of the country – APC tells PDP

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has defended the borrowing of President Buhari, saying taking the foreign facility “is for the good of the country”.   The party said this while responding to the criticism from the PDP over President Buhari's fresh application for a foreign loan. The President on Tuesday sent a letter to the Nigerian Senate seeking approval to borrow $4 billion and €710 million external loans.   Defending the fresh borrowing, the party in a statement signed by the secretary of its Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, said the borrowings under the APC-led administration were prudently and transparently utilised for the purpose they were secured for.  According to APC, borrowings under...
Embarking on industrial action at this time when Nigerians need you most is not the best action to take no matter the grievances – President Buhari tells Nigerian doctors
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Embarking on industrial action at this time when Nigerians need you most is not the best action to take no matter the grievances – President Buhari tells Nigerian doctors

President Buhari has asked striking medical doctors in the country to call off their lingering strike action as it is not a good thing to do no matter their grievances. The President said this while addressing leaders of the Nigeria Medical Association NMA who paid him a courtesy visit at the presidential villa on Friday, September 10. While speaking in his office, President Buhari said; “The lives of citizens that could be lost or damaged when doctors withdraw services, are precious enough to be worth opting for peaceful resolution of differences.” Protecting our citizens is not to be left to government alone, but taken as a collective responsibility, in which especially medical professionals play a critical role. Let me speak directly to the striking doctors. Embarking on i...
President Buhari Arrives Imo state
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President Buhari Arrives Imo state

President Buhari has arrived Imo state for the one-day working visit. He was received at the Sam Mbakwe airport by the state governor, Hope Uzodinma, as well as other South-East governors. The president has commenced the commissioning of projects executed by the Uzodinma administration. See more photos below..
President Buhari Presides over Security Meeting
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President Buhari Presides over Security Meeting

President Buhari presided over a security meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja today September 7. At the meeting, the security chiefs gave the President updates on recent security operations in different parts of the nation. Some of those in attendance were Minister of Defence, General Bashir Magashi (Rtd); Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; and the service chiefs led by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor. See more photos below...
President Buhari appoints Ifedayo Adetifa as new NCDC DG
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President Buhari appoints Ifedayo Adetifa as new NCDC DG

President Buhari has approved the appointment of Ifedayo Adetifa as the director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Adetifa takes over from the immediate past NCDC DG, Chikwe Ihekweazu, who was recently appointed as an assistant director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in charge of health emergency intelligence. According to his profile on the website of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Adetifa, a paediatrician and infectious diseases epidemiologist, got his first degree from the University of Ilorin in Kwara state. “I received my undergraduate medical training at the University of Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria and completed residency training in Paediatrics at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria f...
”I’m not a magician”- New Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, says as he assumes duty
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”I’m not a magician”- New Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, says as he assumes duty

The newly appointed Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, has said he is not a magician but will only try his best to add value to the electricity sector. Aliyu said this when he assumed duty at the ministry on Monday, September 6. Recall that on September 1, President Buhari terminated the appointment of Sale Mamman, the immediate past Minister of Power, and replaced him with Aliyu who was then minister of state for works and housing. Aliyu while addressing the staff of the ministry, said he is not coming to perform magic in the sector and appealed to all stakeholders in the sector to work with him to ensure they improve electricity supply in the country. “I am here to work together with all of you. I listened carefully when some of you introduced yourselves with various titles wo...
Attack on NDA won’t dampen resolve of our military to bring decisive end to criminality – President Buhari vows
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Attack on NDA won’t dampen resolve of our military to bring decisive end to criminality – President Buhari vows

President Buhari has vowed that the attack launched on the facility of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) on Tuesday, August 24, will not dampen the morale of our Armed Forces as it is intended to, but instead will buoy their determination to make a decisive end of criminality in the country. Noting that the attack, which led to loss of lives, came at a time that the military had put insurgents, bandits, kidnappers, and other types of criminals on the retreat, the President says the heinous action would accelerate the total uprooting of evil in the polity, which members of the Armed Forces are solidly resolved to accomplish in the shortest possible time. Commiserating with the families who lost their loved ones, and praying God to comfort them, President Buh...
Sheik Gumi berates politicians who flew private jets to Yusuf Buhari’s wedding
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Sheik Gumi berates politicians who flew private jets to Yusuf Buhari’s wedding

Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has criticised politicians who hired private jets to attend the wedding of Yusuf Buhari, son of President Buhari. Yusuf and his wife, Zahra Bayero, got hitched in a wedding ceremony that took place in Bichi, Kano state last Friday, August 20. As expected, the wedding attracted powerful dignitaries including former Nigerian leaders, diplomats, businessmen, monarchs and many others. A video was shared online showing the large number of private jets that flew into the Aminu Kano International Airport for the wedding. Gumi who is displeased by this development said the politicians displayed opulence amid abject poverty in the country. Guardian reports that the cleric tackled the politicians while preaching at the Sultan Bello Mosque in Kad...
2023 election: Buhari and Tinubu’s Pact is not binding on APC members – Yahaya Bello
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2023 election: Buhari and Tinubu’s Pact is not binding on APC members – Yahaya Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that the alleged pact for former Governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu to succeed President Buhari is not binding on All Progressives Congress members. Bello who said this in an interview with Daily Trust, stated that the  APC is guided by a constitution which every member and even intending members ought to read and understand. He added that Nigeria is not a banana republic which a committee of one or two persons will see as a personal estate or property. Bello said;   Senator Tinubu is one of our leaders and I respect him so much. He has played a very significant role in Nigeria’s democracy and has built a lot of people. He has paid his dues, and with all respect, as a son to him, my simple advice is that it is time for hi...
You are already a failure – PDP mocks President Buhari
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You are already a failure – PDP mocks President Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the statement made by President Buhari that he doesn't want to leave office as a failure. Recall that the President said this on Thursday, August 19, while meeting with the security chiefs. Reacting to his comment, PDP in a statement released by its publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said "President Buhari is already a failure in governance and will leave a failure," adding that his ''attempt at political damage control cannot help his fizzling All Progressives Congress (APC)''. The PDP in the statement described the comment by President Buhari that he will not leave office as a failure as “medicine after death” adding that as "long as he is a product of the corrupt, inept, directionless and anti-people APC, he will leave ...
Benue Government Faults FG’s Plan to review 368 Grazing sites
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Benue Government Faults FG’s Plan to review 368 Grazing sites

The Benue State government has kicked against federal government's plan to review 368 grazing sites in the country. In a statement released on Friday August 20 by Governor Samuel Ortom's spokesperson, Terver Akase, after President Buhari approved constitution of a committee to review ‘with dispatch’ the 368 grazing sites across 25 states in the country, the presidency was accused of being bothered about animals and their safety and deploying all machinery and arsenals of government to impose grazing reserves and cattle routes on Nigerians, at a time when insecurity has reached an all-time high with hundreds being killed by armed herdsmen, bandits and other terrorists. The presidency was also accused of trying to plunge the country into avoidable crisis. The statement read;  “We ...
President Buhari reappoints JAMB, NUC bosses
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President Buhari reappoints JAMB, NUC bosses

President Buhari has approved the reappointment of the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Olanrewaju Oloyede, and the executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, for another tenure of five years. A statement released by the director, press and public affairs in the Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong, says the reappointment takes effect from 1st August, 2021. Also reappointed is Dr. Hamid Bobboyi as Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) for a second and final tenure of four years with effect from August 1, 2021. Recall that President Buhari had earlier approved the reappointment of Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe as Registrar/CEO of the National Business and T...
I will not exit government as a failure- President Buhari
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I will not exit government as a failure- President Buhari

President Buhari has said that he is not prepared to leave office as a failure come 2023. The President said this while speaking during a closed-door meeting with service chiefs at the statehouse today August 19. The President said he is determined to turn things around in the war against insecurity. The National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, who spoke to statehouse correspondents after the meeting, said although the military has “recorded successes”, the president is determined to achieve a turnaround in the fortunes of the country. “It is evident that a lot of successes have been recorded. Large numbers of people are surrendering in the Northeast as a consequence of the relentless efforts of the armed forces, intelligence and security agencies. This is very, ver...
President Buhari Returns to Nigeria From UK Trip
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President Buhari Returns to Nigeria From UK Trip

President Buhari has arrived in the country after a two-week trip to the United Kingdom. The Presidential jet touched down at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 18:45 pm on Friday, August 14. In July, the President traveled to the UK to attend the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) organized Global Education Summit (GES). He thereafter proceeded to have a medical checkup with his doctors. While in the UK, the President met and played host to various dignitaries including the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. He also met with the chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu.  
Nigeria is lucky to have President Buhari, things would be difficult without him – Emir of Daura says
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Nigeria is lucky to have President Buhari, things would be difficult without him – Emir of Daura says

The Emir of Daura in Katsina state, Umar Faruk Umar, has said that Nigeria is “lucky” to have President Buhari in office at a time like this. Speaking on Friday, July 23, in his palace when the President paid him a courtesy visit, the monarch said things “would have been very difficult” if he, President Buhari, wasn't in office. “Your visit to Daura reflects your good character which we are very proud of. I can assure you that men, women, children, marketers and artisans are always pleased to receive you and they will be praying for you. Today is not for speeches but for appreciation. We have been blessed so much as a community because you are the leader of the country. You have brought honor to our domain. As a community, we have benefited a lot with the increased traffic of...
‘We Call on God to deal with Buhari’- Afenifere chieftain Ayo Adebanjo kicks over Igboho’s arrest
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‘We Call on God to deal with Buhari’- Afenifere chieftain Ayo Adebanjo kicks over Igboho’s arrest

Leader of Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-political group, Ayo Adebanjo, has said God will "deal with" President Buhari even as he kicked against plans by the Federal government to seek for the extradition of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho. Igboho was arrested in the Benin Republic on Monday, July 19, while attempting to fly to Germany with his wife, Ropu. He was arrested and arraigned before a Beninoiese court on Thursday for being in possession of a fake Benin passport. The Federal government has reportedly been making moves to extradite him to Nigeria to face more charges. Speaking on Arise TV, 93-year-old Adebanjo said Igboho is a “political prisoner”, and that the federal government has “no right” to seek his extradition. ''The-power-that-be wants t...
Eid Mubarak: Daura residents file out to greet President Buhari
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Eid Mubarak: Daura residents file out to greet President Buhari

President Buhari is currently in his hometown in Daura, Katsina state for the Sallah holiday. He joined other Muslims to observe the Eid prayers at the central mosque in the community. While on his way home, residents of the community filed out in their numbers to hail him. See photos and video below  
”We are taking measures to address our security challenges”- President Buhari assures Nigerians in his 2021 Eid message
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”We are taking measures to address our security challenges”- President Buhari assures Nigerians in his 2021 Eid message

President Buhari has extended his heartfelt felicitation to Nigerians on the occasion of Eid El-Adha that is being celebrated across the world.   In his message marking the auspicious Muslim occasion, the President restated the determination of his administration to create a just, harmonious and prosperous country in which the safety of life and property is assured.   According to a statement released by his media aide, Garba Shehu, President Buhari while reflecting on current challenges facing the country, stated that "COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the economies of all countries, including Nigeria, in addition to the fact that floods have caused large scale destruction to agricultural farmlands, thereby impacting negatively on our efforts to boost l...
We Must do Everything Within our Power to end Insecurity – President Buhari tells NASS members
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We Must do Everything Within our Power to end Insecurity – President Buhari tells NASS members

President Buhari says his administration is ready to use everything within its powers to end insecurity in the country and bring perpetrators of criminal activities to book. The President, who spoke on Tuesday July 13, at a dinner with members of the National Assembly, held at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja, said ‘‘insecurity, manifesting as insurgencies, banditry, kidnapping and urban crime of all sorts is the single most difficult challenge we face today.’’ He expressed concern that insecurity had inhibited the government’s ability to build infrastructure, provide the much needed social services to the people, and to attract investments that drive innovation, create industries, and provide jobs and create wealth. ‘‘Some of the people who perpetuate these various mani...
Insecurity: Instead of Confronting President Buhari, we should be praying for him – Gowon tells Nigerians
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Insecurity: Instead of Confronting President Buhari, we should be praying for him – Gowon tells Nigerians

Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd), has advised Nigerians to pray for President Buhari instead of confronting him over the high level of insecurity in the country. The former Head of State gave the charge at the 23rd anniversary and founder’s day celebration of Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), with the theme: Rejigging the security architecture: imperatives for a second line of public safety; the Nigerian Peace Corps perspectives, at the Obasanjo Space Centre, Abuja on Saturday, July 10. Represented at the event by a former military governor of Bauchi State, Major General Chris Garuba (rtd), Gowon said the problems in the country are also weighing the President down. “There is no nation in Africa that does not have challenges. Be it economy or security. Countries have ch...
Respond to bandits in the language they understand – President Buhari tells Military
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Respond to bandits in the language they understand – President Buhari tells Military

President Buhari on Saturday, July 10, condemned the repeated bandit killings in Zamfara and Kaduna States, urging the military to respond to the worrying situation in a language that the bandits understand. According to a statement released by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, the President notes that the military, and other security agencies are now working on new methods and policies that are yielding good results in many of the troubled parts of the country and calls for a crushing response to the killing of innocent citizens in the rural communities. ''He also averts that the nation, its military and the entire population needs to summon the courage required to defeat the bandits and terrorists. President Buhari condemns some politicians...

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